""The good folks sure all gits ther reward in this world, only some don't...." A very funny Christmas story by the author of "Pigs is Pigs."
A highly amusing story that shows that Christmas commercialism is nothing new.
A journalist and a scientist are drawn into the search for a mass murderer. A slow read with a somewhat clunky style, but the mystery of who's killing off the elderly members of a tontine is resolved in an interesting and not too predictable manner.
A fascinatingly literary look at late 19th-century home cooking from a strong advocate. While the author asserts that it is not a cookbook, she gives very detailed (for her time) recipes and descriptions of her techniques, interspersed with exhortations on why every society lady should know how to cook, and quotations on food and literature drawn from a variety of authors to back up her points. And what foodie could not be intrigued by such recipes as "Kreuznach horns," "cromesquis of lamb" and "Mephistophelian sauce"?